1993 Audi 80 Reviews - Page 5 of 5

1993 Audi 80 TDi 1.9 turbo diesel from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.9 turbo diesel Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired90000 miles
Most recent distance135000 miles
Previous carAudi 80

Summary:

Very good distance travelling car

Faults:

Not much, accelerator pad fell off as did the panel for the window winder.

General Comments:

Very good car, a joy to drive, no real problems (but can be expensive if there are).

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th June, 2000

1993 Audi 80 2.0 8v petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1993
Engine and transmission 2.0 8v petrol
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.3 / 10

Faults:

The idle control sensor on the fuel injection failed. This did not stop the car but caused erratic running. Had to be replaced by VAG dealer at £160!!

Otherwise the car has been very reliable.

General Comments:

Front tyre wear is heavy: 15,000 miles on a budget tyre; 20,000 max. on Michelin Pilots. The 2.0 litre 8v engine is underpowered for the size of car and only delivers 32mpg. The 16v would be a better choice. The boot is massive and with the seats folded down who needs a hatchback? Build quality is excellent, although red appears to be a colour that fades easily. I service the car myself as I would not pay dealer prices.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th December, 1999

28th Aug 2002, 05:40

An excellent car. Built extremely solidly.

I have the 2000cc 8 valve car with single point fuel injection and also had a problem with erratic running, due to the throttle sensor unit failing. Replaced at a non Audi dealer at £160.

Possibly a little hard on the front tires. I think 30mpg isn't bad for such a heavy car. The power output is fine for me, it's no GTI, but I don't want a GTI.

Excellent load capacity, what other car can you get 3 meters of pipe into.

I service mine, straight forward. Changing the front pads is so simple.

13th Apr 2003, 10:49

Thinking of buying an audi 80 2.8 v6.They were only made in 1993.I'm wondering has anybody any information on one of these cars. For example engine servicing and an idea of how many mpg i;n going to get. Any help would be excellent.

1993 Audi 80 E 2.0 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1993
Engine and transmission 2.0
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.2 / 10

Faults:

The central locking vacuum pump seems to be a common fault amongst Audi's of this age, dealer replacement parts can cause heart attacks, so please sit down before you ring!!!

General Comments:

It's the smoothest and most reliable car I've owned.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th July, 1999

1993 Audi 80 TDI Estate 1.9 Turbo Diesel Intercooled from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1993
Engine and transmission 1.9 Turbo Diesel Intercooled
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.2 / 10

Faults:

Absolutely nothing.

General Comments:

Good Car. Never less than 47MPG winter, 55 MPG in summer. Really needs an electric engine heater, as it takes 4 miles to warm up. Big services at main dealer very expensive.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd February, 1998

1993 Audi 80 Saloon 1.6 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1993
Engine and transmission 1.6 petrol
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.2 / 10

Faults:

ABS fault, which I guessed was a dry joint on the sensor, but it cost me £280 just to have the fault diagnosis confirmed! No other faults.

General Comments:

This has been my favourite car so far, lovely to drive, good in-car comfort, reliable, a real mile-muncher.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th January, 1998

Average review marks: 6.6 / 10, based on 21 reviews